Call for application for Youth Investigators



Application Deadline

4th September 2020, 17:00


“Africa Youth and the Pandemic Speak Out, Reaching Out” Project

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Digital Opportunity Trust is partnering with MASTERCARD FOUNDATION to implement “Africa Youth and the Pandemic Speak Out, Reaching Out” Project in five African countries:  Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Ghana. The Project will meaningfully engage the voices and actions of young African women and men in response to the current crisis and the subsequent efforts that will drive recovery. Through Speaking Out, Reaching Out, DOT will mobilize young women and men to lead investigation on the challenges and local response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project will also support youth innovators to scale their initiatives through peer and partner networks, critical health and safety resources, learning opportunities, and limited seed grants.

Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) therefore seeks to hire a team of youth investigators who will conduct a “Youth Led Investigation” under the “Africa Youth and the Pandemic Speak Out, Reaching Out” Project in Kenya.


The Youth Investigator position will primarily involve work on three areas; i) Conduct Digital Survey for stakeholders in your country, ii) Engage in in-depth qualitative interviews with a selected number of stakeholders and iii) Participate in reflection sessions facilitated for participant analysis of surveys, interviews for both interim and final reporting.

Scope of Work

The successful Youth Investigators will be required to carry out the following activities/tasks:

  1. Conduct “Youth Led Investigation”: Digital Survey & Interviews
  1. Data Entry, Analysis and Reporting
  1. Partnerships development


The final deliverable of this assignment shall be the interim and final reports of the investigation, to arrive to these reports, the Youth-Led Investigation on COVID-19 Response and Recovery will be implemented in two stages:

In Stage 1,   conduct a digital survey with 30 stakeholders by each team member, for a total of 300 stakeholders surveyed per country. Conduct light-touch follow-up with selected respondents as required, and participate in reflection sessions facilitated by DOT for participant interpretation of survey results, interviews and interim reporting.

In Stage 2, engage in in-depth qualitative interviews with 20 stakeholders, conducted by each team member, for a total of 200 stakeholders interviewed per country. Lead follow-up focus group sessions and interviews, and participate in detailed sessions facilitated for participant interpretation of survey results, interviews and final reporting.

Duration of the Consultancy Service

The Youth Investigator’s service is required for a period of four (4) months from September to December 2020.


Digital Opportunity Trust shall pay the Youth Investigator a monthly fixed stipend as professional fees only.

Assignment Management and Administration

The Youth Investigator will work closely with and report to the Youth Investigator Team Leader – or designated point of contact – in your country.

Qualifications and Required Skills

The Youth Investigator to undertake the assignment is expected to have the following qualifications:

Interested candidates can apply by sending their motivational letters and CVs to the following addresses; Please submit the above to with the subject line: Youth Investigator

About DOT

DOT is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities.
We support youth to become innovators and leaders, and to create and apply digital solutions that have positive impact in their communities.


Please note that interviews will be held on an ongoing basis during the application period, and the position may be filled before the posted application deadline.

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